Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Lydia (Austin) Day

Lydia Austin Day (b. 22 May 1775, d. 09 Oct 1854)

Wife of
Capt. John Day
Oct. 9, 1854
in her 80th year

Lydia (Austin) Day was my 4-greats-grandmother.  She was born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and was married to Captain John Day (also of Sheffield) on 09 Sep 1794.  They moved to Lorain County Ohio and settled at Sheffield, where Capt. John Day built ships.  The Day family were prominent early settlers of the Sheffield, Lorain County, Ohio area.  Both Lydia and her husband John are buried there in the Day Cemetery.  The photo above is courtesy of Joyce at Find A Grave.